Philanthropy Innovative ideas for donors, foundation leaders, and philanthropists
Three ways corporations can more effectively partner with nonprofits.
By applying behavioral economics theory to philanthropy, we can better manage grantmaker tendencies toward loss and risk aversion, and the effects of other decision-making patterns.
A look at how a number of Social Innovation Fund subgrantees are successfully developing program strategies for greater growth and impact.
Three ways to make research and evaluation in international development more relevant, ethical, and applied.
Building relationships with grassroots organizations that advocate for human rights-based development takes time, but without investing in them, philanthropy is likely to stumble. The case of Haiti is instructive.
Early approaches are advancing fruitful dialogue around how to accelerate the revolutionary potential of online education and enable better outcomes for graduates.
Before tackling complex social problems, new philanthropists should consider what current philanthropists have learned about how to “hack.”
Like Game of Thrones’ “Dany” Targaryen, entrepreneur Sean Parker is intent on replacing what he sees as a broken and oppressive system with something better.
How funders can best support place-based initiatives.
For-profit executives use business models—such as "low-cost provider"—as a shorthand way to describe the way companies are built and sustained. Nonprofit executives have not had an equivalent lexicon—until now.
Don’t settle for more.
Foundations need to adopt a more emergent approach to strategic philanthropy.
We are mistaking an important experiment for a proven solution.
An in-depth review of what it takes to be a backbone organization, and how to evaluate and support its work.